NEW DELHI: The GOVT has extends deadline for filing GSTR-3B returns for April by 2 days till May 22. Previously, the Due date was on 20th May.
The last date for Uploading form GSTR-5, GSTR-5A for the month of April is on 20th May 2018. However, these dates have not been changed yet.
An official statement said that certain technical issues are being faced by the taxpayers during the filing of GSTR-3B for April.
“In order to resolve the same, emergency maintenance is being carried out on the system. Therefore, in the interest of taxpayers it has been decided to extend the last date for filing of returns in GSTR-3B for the month of April by 2 days till 22nd May” the statement said.
The GST mop-up in April — the first month of current fiscal — came in at Rs 1.03 lakh crore.
From 2018-19 FY that began last month, the government has shifted to a cash basis of accounting where revenues accrued at the completion of a month would be taken on record immediately at the end of the month.
Accordingly the Rs 1.03 lakh crore GST collected in April reflects the central GST and state GST which accrued in March.
The GST collections which accrue in April and collected in May will be released on June 1.
Meanwhile, GST Tech, which is the official twitter handle for IT related queries on GST tweeted: “Due to emergency maintenance activity, GST Portal will be unavailable on 18th May, 2018, from 2:45 PM to 3:15 PM”.